Peter Collins (record producer)

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Peter Collins is a record producer, born 15 January 1951 in London.[1]

In 1976 Collins was signed to Magnet Records and formed a group called Madison, along with Sippy, Peter Spooner and Page 3 girl Cherri Gilham, to perform the pop song "Let It Ring".[2] Collins acted as producer, but the record failed to chart and the group soon disbanded.

Collins formed a production company with Pete Waterman and his early credits as a producer included producing the first two albums for The Lambrettas and their chart hit "Poison Ivy". He moved to the USA in 1985 to produce Rush, first working on Power Windows (1985) and then Hold Your Fire (1987).[1] Known at the time as a pop producer, he brought a more heavily synthesized sound to Rush.[3]

He then produced Queensrÿche albums, Operation: Mindcrime and Empire. Rush later invited Collins back to produce Counterparts (1993) and Test for Echo (1996), and in both cases he emphasized a return to Rush's heavier rock sound. For a time, Collins was referred to as "Mr Big".

He has also produced records for Gary Moore, Bon Jovi, Air Supply, Alice Cooper, Nik Kershaw, Suicidal Tendencies, Indigo Girls, Jermaine Stewart, Jane Wiedlin, October Project, The Cardigans, Rosetta Stone, Josh Joplin and Tracey Ullman.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Hogan, Ed. "Peter Collins" Allmusic. Retrieved 2010-12-13.
  2. ^ Madison - Let It Ring / My Girl Don't Do Dat - Magnet - MAG 72". 45cat. Retrieved 2010-12-13.
  3. ^ Siberok, Martin (1986-03-04). "Rush: still rock 'n' roll escapism at its best". The Montreal Gazette.

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